Il Castello

4.8
705 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
New York Times Review. (10/23, 2010 by M. H. Reed) WORTH IT!
"Rediscovering the Art of Classic Details - Diners missing the serenity and Old World details once offered at the county’s high-end restaurants, many of which are now defunct, can rediscover some of those niceties at Il Castello."



Zagat Survey 2011/2012:
Food: 24, Decor: 19, Service: 25.
This tiny jewel of a place in Mamaroneck, NY packs a big punch with delicious Northern Italian delicacies and an excellent wine list delivered via an impeccable staff.
Rich wood, chandeliers and civil sound levels provide an impress-a-date setting at a cost that is not that expensive for the neighborhood. It is recognized for excellence and one of the best Italian restaurants in Mamaroneck.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Saturday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday -Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(914) 777-2200
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Pre-Fixed Menu With Open Options of your choice
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Private party contact
Lenny: (914) 777-2200
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Waverly Ave
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Parking details
Free valet parking
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Public transit
Metro north
Additional
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Open for Thanksgiving serving from the regular menu and traditional Turkey dinner.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 705 People Are Saying
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RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant overall. I made a reservation for 715 and we were seated right away. The waiter was patient and went through the numerous specials. They were very willing to accommodate special requests for the dishes. I don't think he heard that I wanted an appetizer but it came very fast after we brought this up. My swordfish was excellent, as was my wife's chicken. They were great about not rushing you. We were there for over 3 hours! Menu items were a bit pricey but the food was tasty and portions were ample. My wife complained the noise level was too high, but it is a small restaurant with a lot of tables that are closeby so it is hard to avoid...

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S
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It never fails to please! Absolutely delicious, amazing service and very accommodating chef for food intolerances. Love it there!

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WG
New York Area
130 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A favorite neighborhood restaurant. Always greeted warmly. The breadsticks are to die for. Fabulous osso buco. We come here frequently. Never disappointed. Beware Fridays and Saturdays very crowded so service suffers sometimes but the food makes up for it.

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BJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal. Kind of a loud space, but the food was so good that it was worth it.

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CS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You will like family!!! Amazing food and service. The staff is super friendly and the food was delicious. Recomend to anyone.

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PF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are outstanding. It is a bit pricey but all worth it.

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MG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a friend for dinner for her birthday. The service and food was the best. It always is . Will be back soon.

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w
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small Italian Restaurant, comfortable, with really good food and service. Go there several times a year/GSW

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OT
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent food over countless years. The best . Friendly staff.I reasonably priced !!!!!

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M
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal at Il Castello. Service and food exceptional.

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OT
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always !!!!

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OT
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! The best fish anywhere!! Great selection of Italian choices of deferent dishes !!

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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Too noisy Food was good but not outstanding. The veal was good. The Dover Sole was way overpriced.
We drove a long way and have been at the restaurant before. Not sure I would do it again.

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E
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ill Castello is a great neighborhood restaurant. The food is always delicious, the service impeccable.
We had a lovely evening dining with friends.

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FB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always get one of the specials for the day. Service is very, very good.

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BA
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

An excellent neighborhood gem - their Cappresse is excellent along with their combination Baked Clams & Clams Casino - the Burratto is terrific. Rigatoni Bolognesse. +++++; Ravioli +++++ desserts are also excellent.

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OT
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Castello for longest time mu favorite!!!

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OT
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good. One veal dish was tough and over cooked . Had to get a stark knife to cut it. Other dishes, Chilean sea bass and bronzino were delicious. Noise level at 6:30 was fine by 8 you could hardly hear people at the table.

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DK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well regarded Italian restaurant in MAMARONECK Villiage- food and service are excellent; gets crowded weekend nights but for good reason. Owner Lenny is there most nights and is a gracious host. Bar tender made an excellent martini and went to the trouble of stuffing olives w blue cheese on his own. We will be regulars here.

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OT
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Castello is a wonderful restaurant in every-way .
Excellent food and friendly service.
It’s a favorite for us in area!!!!!

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B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service with traditional Italian dishes. The staff is warm and friendly.

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OT
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!!!

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SG
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Delicious food, painfully slow service. Granted it was July 4th, but it took almost 1/2 hour to get menus and order. We would have preferred faster food service and less emphasis on drinks. That said, the paparadelle Bolognese was delicious as was the artichoke appetizer and baked clams. We had a 6:45PM reservation and did not get out until 9:15.

Prices were moderate for the quality of food, but pricing on specials is not given unless requested and they were higher than the regular menu by $5-$10 per item.

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R
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, attentive service, generous portions -- consistently tops in all categories.

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G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular food!!! Waiters are pros!!! Loved the canoli for dessert!!!!

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OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

One of our Westchester favorites! Fabulous food and service. Great high end Italian menu and awesome specials. The stuffed veal chop was perfect as was a grilled swordfish special. Kids love the gnocchi w bolognaise. Cannolis and cappuccino for desert! Lenny and his team do a great job. .

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d
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Amazing and authentic Italian food. Felt like I was in someone's home.
The grilled shrimp appetizer were perfection. The pappadelle was devine.

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RH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Castello never disappoints! First, they make a perfect Cosmoplitan. Secondly, the bread basket is out of this world. And the service is attentive without being obtrusive. All of our entrees were excellent...we’ve never had a bad meal here. The owner Lenny roams around the room and stops to chat at every table. We never feel rushed. We are already planning our next visit!

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K
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An exceptional dining experience on a busy Father’s Day. A special occasion place that can serve a great meal on a holiday is not easy to find. The outstanding and professional serving staff was also well notied . The veal dishes we ordered were beautifully prepared and presented. The wine list is excellent. A thoroughly enjoyable eating event.

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MG
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal as usual. We were there for Father's day and we had vegetarians and an older person with us. There was something for everyone and it was all great. Service was cordial and attentive. Wine was very good and reasonably priced. All in all a very nice experience.

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MK
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, and ambiance. We enjoyed our dinner, so did our friends.

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OT
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in area!!!!! Always excellent!!

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DH
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Good food, service below the bar for what they’re supposed to be and what they charge.

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OT
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Castello long time favorite. Love everything about it never disappoints. Highly recommend it . Best branzini ever !!!!

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HL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sweet that they acknowledged our anniversary. Wonderful food and service - our first time but definitely not our last!

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OT
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Il Castello never fails to provide exceptional customer service and excellent foot . The best in area!!!!!

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LF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never been disappointed with any aspect of dining here.Reservations are taken and honored, so that all one has to concentrate on is making a great choice from an extensive menu.

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RS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a reservation for Thursday night at 6:30 PM. The place was pretty empty, which was great in terms of being able to have conversation and being waited on. The wait staff was fantastic, they made us feel very welcome. We were told all the specials and the waiter seemed to know how often to come without being in the way. Food was absolutely delicious. The three of us all got the veal sorrentina special because it sounded so good. Portions were generous but we did leave a little room for dessert. We asked if they could prepare a fruit plate for the table and they obliged. My only complaint was the occasional fire truck or ambulance that would drive by which would generate a lot of noise, especially with the door open, but overall it was fantastic. Would definitely go back!

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R
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service — a wonderful dinner, as is usual.

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AP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go-to place in town, always great. Delicious branzino, excellent pasta.

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